AgriTalk Podcast: What will the seed company mergers mean for you and your farm?
A live podcast from conducted on May 26, 2016.
What will the seed company mergers mean for you and your farm? We’ll talk with economists, legal experts and a seed company executive.
“With the projection of longer-term lower commodity prices, I think these mergers are inevitable,” says Verdant Partners’ Managing Partner Dean Cavey regarding the synergies that multinational companies seek when considering merging businesses. “If we are to continue to see improvements in technology that benefit the farmer and ultimately the world food supply, we have to have substantial investment in research.”
With respect to the size of the proposed mergers and acquisitions facing the global seed and crop protection industry, Garrett Stoerger, Partner at Verdant Partners, added “It’s not to say that these organizations can’t come together as a whole, but that certain pieces may need to be divested.”